Apricot-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Apricot-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

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"This is a wonderful sweet potato recipe with a little bit of preparation. You can use orange juice in place of the apricot nectar, which can be a little hard to find -- but the result is different and really makes the sweet potato pop! This is a recipe my Aunt Birdie gave me about ten years ago"

Ingredients

1 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 348 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 68.4g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 196 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Mix together brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, apricot nectar, water, and orange peel in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. When the sauce is thick, stir in the butter and pecans. Place the sweet potato chunks into the prepared baking dish, and pour the sauce over to coat all the potatoes.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tender and bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes.
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I'm NOT a Sweet Potato eater ~ never have been. That said, I came across the Praline Sweet Potato recipe here about 8 years ago and have been making it every Thanksgiving & Christmas until yeste...

I am making this tonight to take to our church tomorrow for a pre Thanksgiving meal. I will let everyone know how it goes!! :) UPDATE: This was delicious and a big hit!! So glad it was good for ...

This review is long over due. I love sweet potatoes any way they're cooked. I've eaten & baked sweet potato casseroles most of my adult life, but nothing touches this. I'm not a fan of marshm...